Saturday, December 27, 2008

We Made it Through Christmas

Well we have almost made it through the holidays. The cruise ended today and we are now relaxing at a hotel on the beach for the next few days. It was hard to leave the ship and I still feel like I am in motion!!! We all had a great time on the cruise. Rachel said it was the best vacation ever but the worst Christmas ever. I can understand that. She had two breakdowns where she lost it. One was just sadness of dad not being with us for Christmas. The other was over money. They charged her the adult price for a manicure when she should have received the teen price. Of course she came back to the room hysterical. All I had to do was go talk to them and it was all fixed. Afterwards, she was frustrated with herself for losing control but didn't know how to control it during the attack. It is very hard for her. As always, Jeffrey was able to settle her down.
As for me, it has been a tough week but because I have been surrounded by people, I have kept it all together. I think I am in for a crash again soon. I have been holding things together over the holidays for the kids. In a way I am looking forward to getting back home and settling in to our routine. I am not looking forward to getting back to all the snow!!! Aloha to all my friends and Mahalo for your prayers at this difficult season.


Bob Hawkinson said...

I hope you are not in for the dreaded "crash". Surviving the holidays is always a stress on the system. Good luck and best wishes on the upcoming days of recovery......Bob

Jan said...

It was a great idea for you to have a fun vacation for your 1st Christmas without Mike. You are a survivor and a great example to us all. The warm ocean air must really agree with you, because you look gorgeous! Stay strong and the Lord will provide.

Otter Mum's Den said...

Hang in there, Grace. You are in my prayers.